Tag Archives: Africa

12Aug/17

Britain’s Tullow launches oil, gas exploration in Zambia

LUSAKA, Aug 11 (Reuters) – British company Tullow Oil on Friday started exploring for oil and gas in Zambia, Africa’s No.2 copper producer, as the country pushes to diversify its economy and reduce its reliance on the industrial metal.
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29Jul/17

‘I am not dying’: Zimbabwe’s Mugabe reassures supporters

During a rally in the town of Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe reassured his supporters that he was not dying and he was not stepping down. The 93-year-old’s health has been closely watched by Zimbabweans, who fear the country could face chaos if he dies without anointing a successor. Continue reading

28Jul/17

Mugabe’s wife urges him to name successor for Zimbabwe

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (JULY 28, 2017) (REUTERS) – Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe challenged her president husband Robert on Thursday (July 27) to name his preferred successor over the future leadership of the ruling ZANU-PF party.
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05Jul/17

Zambia’s President to seek parliament approval to declare state of emergency

LUSAKA, July 5 (Reuters) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu will seek parliament’s approval to impose emergency laws, he said on Wednesday, after a fire gutted the country’s biggest market in what Lungu said was a politically motivated arson attack.
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05Jul/17

South Africa’s ANC proposes land expropriation without compensation

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – South Africa’s ruling party failed on Wednesday (July 5) to agree a clear plan to get the economy out of recession and tackle near-28 percent unemployment, but risked rattling investors with pledges on nationalising the central bank and expropriating land. Continue reading

05Jul/17

Zambia’s biggest market gutted, government suspects arson

LUSAKA, July 4 (Reuters) – Fire gutted part of Zambia’s biggest market in the nation’s capital on Tuesday in what the government suspected was an act of arson as tensions rise following the arrest of an opposition leader.
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02Jul/17

France and Africans must eradicate “terrorists, thugs and assassins” – Macron

BAMAKO, MALI (JULY 2, 2017) – France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants in the volatile Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said at the opening of a summit in Mali’s capital Bamako on Sunday (July 2).
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